- A quality that evokes pity or sadness: the actor injects his customary humour and pathos into the roleMore example sentences
- They have a perfect blend of humour, poignancy, pathos and a social message.
- Here at last we have all the drama, tragedy, pathos and humour those courtroom appearances produced.
- Filled with pathos and grandeur, they demand to be seen in the flesh.
mid 17th century: from Greek pathos 'suffering'; related to paskhein 'suffer' and penthos 'grief'.